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succeeded john paul, ii. one of his biggest tasks is responding to the priest scandal. today they called it a decision of great importance for the life of the church and said he will dedicate the rest of his life to prayer. >> as you can imagine the pope's announcement sent shock waives around the world. our complete coverage continues outside the catholic center downtown. mike schuh has more on what the archbishop of baltimore said. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. in short, it come s as a shock. the arch diaces had an arranged news conference within the past hour. arch bishop lori said he was plan -- planning a quiet morning. >> at a news conference the arch diaces of baltimore respected the decision. >> my single task this morning is to request the prayers of the faithful of the arch diaces of baltimore and the prayers of all women and men of goodwill for pope benedict as he concludes his long and loving service to the church. >> earlier after morning mass i shared the news with this person. >> i'm sort of very surprised. i guess i'm sort of shocked. i've never heard of a
succeeding pope john paul. some say he didn't go far enough. >> he wasn't ever as popular as the other popes and there are a lot of questions over how he handled the sex scandal in particular. >> reporter: there are several contenders but no clear front runner. >> who among this body has the qualifications, the characteristics, the spiritual gifts to fill that chair. >> reporter: pope benedict appointed half the cardinals that will choose his successor. the vatican hopes to have a new pope by easter at the end of the month. at the vatican, anna batangra. >> angelo scola, and cardinal mark polet, are in the running. >>> the pope's decision stunned the local catholic community. rochelle richie has reaction from catholics and the arch bishop. >> reporter: this news is very unexpected and many parisheners is very surprised. parishioner are stunned that pope benedict is stepping down. >> the only thing i'm thinking is he may be sick. >> reporter: it's been more than 600 years since the pope has resigned. this afternoon at the archdiocese, arch bishop lori
of pope john paul xxii who held on and on as his health clung on as well. a conclave is expected to select a new pope sometime before the end of march. >> mark phillips thank you. we want to go to allen pizzey. he is on the phone in rome. the last time someone resigned was pope gregory xii in 1415. how is rome reacting? >> reporter: it's interesting. there is no reaction so to speak. i'm actually walking down toward st. peter's square. i just got out of the taxi. i told the driver the news. he said, oh, i thought i heard that on the radio. that's too bad. there's no sign of unusual activity in st. peter's square. the usual crowds milling about standing in line waiting to get in. i think it will take a couple of days. people will start immediately wonder, of course, who next. that's always the guessing game. people make liflts of who can be the next pope. we're sort of slowly compiling our lists, but i haven't heard of anybody who's picked a front-runner. the pope took everybody by surprise. as mark said it's interesting he chose to step down when he felt he could n
of pope benedict and some of the charisma of pope john paul ii. >> reporter: in the murky world of vatican politics no clear front-winner to replace benedict has emerged. a church which has come to see its future more and more in the developing world will have to decide whether its next leader should be from there. cardinal peter turkson of ghana is a campaigner for social reform and is often cited as the leading african candidate. but the 64-year-old has already stumbled on the issue of the church's relations with islam and is seen as a risky choice. the highest profile potential candidate from latin america may be the 63-year-old archbishop of sao paolo brazil cardinal odilio pedro scherer but the church has yet to demonstrate it's ready for a south american pope and he's thought to be a long shot. there are long odds as well for cardinal timothy dolan archbishop of new york. but any american candidate would have to overcome the church's traditional reluctance to elect a superpower pope. if the church reverts to an italian, cardinal anglo scola 71-year-old archbishop of milan is a popula
of the charisma of pope john paul ii. >> reporter: there are several candidates to succeed pope benedict xvi but none considered a front-runner. cbs news, vatican city. >>> there's a $1 million bounty on the head of christopher dorner, the fugitive ex-cop charged with murdering a california policeman. dorner accused in a deadly revenge vendetta against other officers is a target of a massive search. the search has been focused on the mountains about 80 miles east of los angeles. court papers reveal authorities now believe dorner may have fled to mexico and may have had help doing so. >>> two reputed chicago gang members have been charged in the shooting death of hadiya pendleton who died days after she performed at president obama's inauguration. 18-year-old michael ward and 20-year-old kenneth williams said pendleton was not the intended target. they thought they were firing on a rival gang. pendleton's parents will attend the state of the union address tonight. >>> coming up in the morning news, stranded ship. thousands of passengers on a carnival cruise face deterio
-papacy. i mean these cardinals have been appointed by pope benedict xvi and john paul ii so i don't think we'll see a situation of conflict. >> pelley: why can't the vatican seem to settle on a date for the conclave to begin to select the new pope? >> well part of it is logistical. we have to wait until the pope actually leaves, which will happen on thursday. and then on friday we begin the period of the sette vacantis the vacant seat. and this is all regulated within the vatican rules and they will need time, of course, to set up the sistine chapel, to set up the logistical aspects of holding a conclave within itself. and then they will need some time to meet in order to discuss exactly who their preferred candidate will be. so i think if we're looking at a week that's moving pretty quickly for the vatican. >> pelley: delia gallagher in st. peter's square in rome thank you so much. what's behind an increase in teen driving deaths? the supreme court takes up a challenge to a landmark civil rights law. and a hot air balloon tragedy when the "cbs evening news" continues. from washington. i hav
of the catholic church in 2005 succeeding pope john paul, ii. he talked the priest scandal. some say he didn't go far enough. >> he wasn't ever as popular as the other popes. there are a lot of question marks over the way he dealt with the sex scandal. >> this is a historic moment for the church. they will gather to replace a living hope. there are several contenders but no clear front runner. >> who among the people has the qualifications characteristics the spirit al gifts to fill the chair. >> they hope to have a new pope before easter at the end of march. >> contenders to be his successors include archbishop of mulan and vienna. >>> three people are dead following a shooting inside a delaware courthouse. it happened in near by wilmington, stunning people arriving for court this morning. wjz is live. are jessica -- jessica kartalija has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: police did say it stemmed from a domestic dispute are are unclear of a motive. >> delaware police are still trying to figure out what led to an early morning shooting inside a wilmington courthouse. >> a loan gunman
who make the pilgrimage here buy all sorts of le -- religious souvenirs. many still have pope john paul ii. the election of the new pope is also expected to bring an economic boom to rome. >> we're increasing all our services. social services. all of our security. >> reporter: 4 million pill pilgrims came for the last conclave in 2005. the city of rome is getting ready for the same number this time. at the vatican, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the vatican acknowledged for the first time that pope benedict hit his head in a hotel room during a trip to mexico last year. church officials say the accident has nothing to do with the pontiff's decision, though, to retire. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news. not a bad man. why two of ex-lapd christopher dorner's final victims say they felt compassion for their captor. >>> i'm bob turk in the first warning weather center. after a warmer friday, more wintry precip is possible. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> and here's today's cold, cough and flu repor
poland. a great pope pope john paul, and pope benedict xvi, also great pope from germany. both were surprises. certainly in latin america there are enormous challenges and enormous opportunities. large numbers of the faithful who are deserting the church. we need to bring them back. in fact, pope benedict had a trip scheduled to brazil this summer for world youth day. that's going to be a significant moment. certainly the cardinals will be looking to north latin america, too, as one of the candidates. >> quickly monsignor, i don't know if you see the photo of lightning striking st. peter's just 24 hours after the announcement. was this some sort of sign? >> well, certainly -- i live just a couple of minutes here. i saw it myself. i'm a witness. and i think the holy -- god himself was saying to us these are going to be exciting times for the church. i am with you, i am present with you, and did not be afraid to go forward and make the right and the best decision for the church and indeed for the world. >> that's what thought when you saw the sflieng. >> yeah. i was
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